SSG,Popular Ibadan club owner arraigned for allegedly defrauding Americans

Adepoju Sunday, owner of De Rock club in Ibadan also known by the alias SSG was arraigned before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High court sitting in Oyo state.

He was arraigned on Wednesday, March 29 following his involvement in cybercrime.

Spokesperson of the Economic and Financial crimes commission(EFCC), Wilson Uwajuren made it known that Adepoju was arrested on August 31st,2022, alongside 21 other suspected internet fraudsters, in an intelligence-driven operation carried out by the operatives of its Ibadan Zonal command.

The 36-year-old, Adepoju, from investigation, claimed he graduated from Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye, Osun state with the discipline Industrial chemistry.

The business owner allegedly swindled the American government and unsuspecting American citizens thousands of dollars during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He was arrested with a 2020 Range Rover HSE sports Utility Vehicle, an iPhone 13 Pro Max and HP laptop, The anti-graft agency said the defendant was arraigned on two separate charges for his alleged involvement in cybercrime and obtaining money under false pretense to the tune of N31,821,000.

Adepoju pleaded ‘not guilty’ when the charges were read to him. Consequently, the prosecution counsel, Mabas Mabus asked for a trial date pending the determination of the case.

The Federal High court sitting in Oyo, Justice Agomoh, therefore adjourned the case till April 18 for ruling and ordered that the defendant be remanded in Agodi correctional facility.



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